If you have lost a loved one in a car accident that was not their fault, you may be wondering if you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The answer is yes; it is possible to pursue legal action after a negligent car accident has resulted in the death of a loved one. In this blog post, we will discuss what exactly constitutes wrongful death and how to go about filing a lawsuit. We will also talk about the damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death case.
What Constitutes Wrongful Death
Wrongful death occurs when someone is killed due to the negligence of another person. In order for a wrongful death lawsuit to be successful, it must be proven that the death was caused by the negligence of another party. For example, if a drunk driver hits and kills a pedestrian, the family of the pedestrian may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver.
How to Pursue a Wrongful Death Case
To file a wrongful death lawsuit, you will need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. Your attorney will investigate the accident and gather evidence to prove that the other party was at fault. Once liability has been established, your attorney will then file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf.
The damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death case include the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
We’re Here to Help with Your Wrongful Death Case
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney here at Christie Farrell Lee & Bell today to discuss your legal options. Pursuing a wrongful death case may be the best way to get justice for your loved one.
Contact Christie Farrell Lee & Bell today with the details of your case by calling 317-488-5500 or filling out our online contact form to learn more about how we can help.